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Working from my riverside studio in Kentmere, stories of folklore and observations of nature are the main inspiration for my work. The shapes of leaves and flowers, birds and animals seen on my frequent walks, are used within my lino prints. I like people to connect with old quirky sayings and folklore symbolism from a time when we were more in tune with nature and the weather.

​Drawings and historical research are followed by working on intricate layouts of pattern, text and colour before marks are carved into the lino plates to create multi layered lino prints often inked up in a painterly way to create more interest, before printing. I like to create a series of work on varying themes and use the shapes of the designs to link these together.

​I trained at Central St Martins in London and teach printmaking in venues around Cumbria, and am a member of Green Door Artists, Cumbrian Printmakers and South Lakes Art Collective. I exhibit in venues around Cumbria and am a regular exhibitor at the Great Print Exhibitions at Rheged and in 2020 won the Upfront Gallery prize for printmaking.

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